Injured whale shark spotted in Manila Bay, rescued by Coast Guard

Philstar.com, citing information from the Philippine Coast Guard, reports that a butanding (whale shark)-which measured nearly five meters long-was spotted on Thursday afternoon (April 12) in Manila Bay. The report noted that it "appeared to have a broken dorsal fin."

Philstar.com, citing information from the Philippine Coast Guard, reports that a butanding (whale shark)-which measured nearly five meters long-was spotted on Thursday afternoon (April 12) in Manila Bay. The report noted that it "appeared to have a broken dorsal fin."

 

Coast Guard Port State Control chief Commander Ruben de Guzman revealed that at around 3 p.m. that day, they received a call from a concerned citizen, who said that "a whale shark was found swimming near the seawall across the Rajah Sulaiman Park in Manila."

 

The Coast Guard went to the site and later called experts from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to attend to the whale shark’s injury.

 

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